The top 10 most memorable games of 2019

The New Orleans Saints looked around in disbelief, searching for a yellow flag that never came during the NFL playoffs.

The Auburn Tigers were sure they’d get the ball after a Virginia player appeared to double-dribble in the closing seconds of a thrilling Final Four game, but the refs let it go.

Not long after, the guys in stripes weren’t so lax, whistling a disputed foul that sent the Cavaliers to the line for the winning free throws.

Some of the year’s most memorable games were decided by controversial calls — or, perhaps it would be more appropriate to say, the calls that didn’t get made.

Let’s take a look back at the Top 10 from 2019:

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