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Let ticky touchwood fouls go: Mitchell
Simon Mitchell expressed frustration at the refereeing after the Friday game against Perth.
Both teams were frustrated by some of the fouls called, particularly in the first half.
The Phoenix collected four team fouls in 90 seconds to start the second term; bettered only by Perth picking up five team fouls within 53 seconds not long after.
Mitchell says the calls weren't just against his side, but believes the referees should be encouraged to let some of the doubtful ones go.
"The 14,000 people come here to see the stars play at their best and I don't get some of the decisions that get made," Mitchell said.
"Maybe it's a foul, maybe it's not. If it's easy to call, easy to let go - let it go!
"I just thought there was too much ticky touchwood stuff that hampered both teams.
"Let them play.
"There is a kid like Dane Pineau, who is playing really good basketball. He gets whistled for too early; that's not what people come here for."