Sydney Kings vs Tasmania JackJumpers
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The kings will go head-to-head with JackJumpers for the NBL 2022 championship as we are down to the Grand Final. Let’s check out everything about Kings vs JackJumpers NBL Grand Final 2022, game time, schedule, venue, preview, prediction, and TV coverage info.

Tasmania 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 Sydney Kings will go all guns blazing to win the NBL championship for the first time in 17 years.

Kings vs. JackJumpers: Game Time, Schedule, 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.

Match Game No. Date Time Venue TV
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

Preview

For the first time in the history of the NBL, a newcomer has made it to the finals, the Tasmania JackJumpers. The fairytale of the JackJumpers continues as they will take on Sydney Kings in the NBL Grand Final.

The Tasmanian team had a tremendous regular season. They beat every team at least once and finished 4th in the table, qualifying for the NBL Finals. They took on number 1 seed defending champions Melbourne United in the finals and beat them by 2-1 games for a spot in the grand final.

After winning one game in the three-match finals, it all went down to the last match between United and JackJumpers on Monday at John Cain Arena. In the final deciding match, the JackJumpers upset the home crowd with a 73-76 points win over the United. Josh Adams scored an incredible 30 points in the game to lead JackJumpers to the grand final.

On the other hand, the number 3 seed Sydney Kings swept away the number 2 seed Illawarra Hawks with two straight wins, setting up the grand finals against the JackJumpers.

After winning the first game with a massive 79-89 points, the Kings were trailing by 10 points at halftime in the second game at home. The MVP of the season Jaylen Adams and co. Turned the match on its head in favor of the Kings after halftime. Leading the game by 89-87 points with a minute left on the clock, Jaylen Adams scored a magnificent three-pointer to extend the lead by 92-87 points. There was no turning back from then; the Kings beat the Hawks by 99-87 points to confirm a spot in the grand finals. Sydney Kings will be up for the challenge in the grand final to end their 17 years of trophy drought.

The JackJumpers have one against the Kings’ 2 wins in their last three meetings. However, Sydney Kings smashed the JackJumpers with a win by 20 points margin in the previous meeting. Tasmania JackJumpers will be heavy underdogs in the biggest games of this season’s NBL. However, they will give their everything as they have nothing to lose against the Kings.

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?

You can catch the NBL actions, the Kings vs JackJumpers on Kayo Sports. It would help if you bought a subscription to watch this match live 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 NBL Grand Final between 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 Friday, 6 May 2022, at Qudos Bank Arena.

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