The Sydney Kings will go head-to-head with Tasmania JackJumpers for the NBL 2022 championship as we are down to the Grand Final. Let’s check out everything about Kings vs JackJumpers, game time, schedule, venue, preview, prediction, and TV coverage info.
JackJumpers have already made history by being in the grand final in their first season, and their fairytale will continue. On the other side, the Kings will go all guns blazing to win the NBL championship for the first time in 17 years.
Kings vs. JackJumpers Time, Schedule, and Venue:
Here is the schedule, venue, and start time of all the games of the NBL Grand Final 2022, Kings vs JackJumpers.
It will be a five-match series Grand Final between Kings and JackJumpers; the last two matches should be held if required. The first match will be held at Qudos Bank Arena, the home ground of Sydney Kings. So, Sydney Kings will get the home advantage in the Grand Final.
|Kings vs. JackJumpers||1||Friday, 6 May 2022||7:30 pm AEST||Qudos Bank Arena||ESPN|
|Kings vs. JackJumpers||2||Sunday, 8 May 2022||2:30 pm AEST||MyState Bank Arena||ESPN|
|Kings vs. JackJumpers||3||Wednesday, 11 May 2022||7:30 pm AEST||Qudos Bank Arena||ESPN|
|Kings vs. JackJumpers||4 (If Required)||Friday, 13 May 2022||7:30 pm AEST||MyState Bank Arena||ESPN|
|Kings vs. JackJumpers||5 (If Required)||Wednesday, 18 May 2022||7:30 pm AEST||Qudos Bank Arena||ESPN|
Numbers are fundamental to basketball. Points, rebounds, assists, for starters, can tell the story of how a game unfolds and the contribution from its various parts. And for Australian basketball right now, the figures make for excellent reading.
Try 13,000, the number of Sydney fans who attended the opening NBL finals game against the Tasmania JackJumpers last Friday night at Qudos Bank Arena. On Wednesday, with the Kings one game away from victory, that figure should be surpassed, setting a new attendance record for an NBL finals match.
Or participation numbers that are climbing (6.3 per cent to 6.8 per cent from 2016-21) while even the grassroots behemoths of AFL and soccer are struggling to maintain and upward trend.
Then there are the record number of players in the NBA and WNBA, as well as more than 400 rising talents in the NCAA ranks across both genders. Australians love watching, as well. Australia is the largest per capita market outside the US for the NBA League Pass, which streams games, and the second-largest overall behind Brazil.
Bigger isn’t always better. There is only one Lauren Jackson, the Australian hoops great now back on home soil as Basketball Australia’s (BA) head of women; and one Patty Mills, who bewitched the nation with his heroics in Tokyo. Both are priceless.
If it looks and feels like basketball is having its biggest run since Michael Jordan and the cultural and streetwear revolution of the early ’90s, you’d be right.
Players to Watch:
Everyone’s eyes will be on Jaylen Adams, the MVP of this season. He has scored a staggering 30 and 29 points for the Kings in the finals against Illawarra Hawks. After a supreme performance inspired by the MVP Jaylen Adams, the Kings overthrew a 10 points halftime deficit to beat the Hawks by 99-87 points in the second game. Jaylen Adams averages 20.91 points, 5.96 assists, and 5.26 rebounds per game.
Xavier Cooks should be the crucial player alongside Jaylen Adams for Sydney Kings. Cooks scored 16 points and 11 rebounds in his last match against the Hawks.
Josh Adams will be the most crucial player for the JackJumpers in the grand final. His tremendous 30 points performance beat Melbourne United by 73-76 points at John Cain Arena to book a spot in the grand finals. He is averaging 16.71 points per game in the NBL this season.
JackJumpers vs. Kings Prediction:
Tasmania JackJumpers will be the underdogs against the Kings in the grand final. Sydney Kings will get the home-court advantage in this five-match series grand finals; the last two matches will be played if required, which we believe should be required.
JackJumpers are an excellent attacking team with great tactics and the nerves of steel. They put on an extraordinary show against the defending champions, Melbourne United. Moreover, JackJumpers have nothing to lose in the grand final, and they will give everything to end their fairytale first season with the championship.
After sweating battles, Sydney Kings will be the favorites to win the grand final. They will be relentless in the attacks with the season’s MVP Jaylen Adams on their side.
Surprise Sports basketball experts predict that Sydney Kings should be the champions of the NBL 2022. The grand finals should go to game number 4, with the JackJumpers winning one or two games.
Sydney Kings should set the tone by winning the game number one at Qudos Bank Arena, the home ground of the Kings.
How to Watch Sydney Kings vs. Tasmania JackJumpers on TV and Online?
You can catch the NBL actions, the Kings vs JackJumpers live on Kayo Sports. It would help if you bought a subscription to live stream this match on Kayo. The basic plan costs a minimum of $25 per month. They offer 14 day free trial for new subscribers on the basic plan.
You can also watch Kings vs JackJumpers live via ESPN and Foxtel. Moreover, NBL TV is another option to catch the matches live. Game one is underway at 7:30 pm AEST on Wednesday, 11 May 2022, at Qudos Bank Arena.