The NBL regular season is coming to an end, as the Final is underway. The 2022 NBL finals are going to be held from Thursday, April 28 to Tuesday, May 3 with the top four teams of the league. Here, you will know when, where, and how to watch the event along with the team preview.
The defending NBL champions and #1 seed Melbourne United will face the #4 seed Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL Semi-Finals Series, while the #2 seed Illawarra Hawks will face the #3 seed Sydney Kings on April 28 and 28.
NBL Finals Schedule 2022:
The event will start on April 28 and will continue till May 3. Every team will play 3 games in the semi-finals. Here is the full schedule.
|Date||Round||Match||Time (AEST)||TV Channel|
|Thursday, April 28||Semi-Final Game 1||Melbourne United vs. Tasmania JackJumpers||7.30 pm||ESPN|
|Friday, April 29||Semi-Final Game 1||Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney Kings||7.30 pm||ESPN|
|Saturday, April 30||Semi-Final Game 2||Tasmania JackJumpers vs. Melbourne United||8 pm||ESPN|
|Sunday, May 1||Semi-Final Game 2||Sydney Kings vs. Illawarra Hawks||3 pm||ESPN|
|Monday, May 2||Semi-Final Game 3||Melbourne United vs. Tasmania JackJumpers||7.30 pm||ESPN (if required*)|
|Tuesday, May 3||Semi-Final Game 3||Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney Kings||7.30 pm||ESPN|
The NBL Final of 2022 will take place at the following venues:
- John chain Arena
- Win Entertainment Center
- Mystate Bank Arena
- Qudos Bank Arena
NBL Finals Teams:
The following teams qualified for the NBL Finals
- Melbourne United
- Sydney Kings
- Illawarra Hawks
- Tasmania JackJumpers
Being the reigning champs and losing Jock Landale, Mitch McCarron, Sam McDaniel, and Scotty Hopson made the season difficult, but they finished clear on top and couldn’t have been more remarkable.
The season appeared to be derailed before it even began, with six of the first nine matches being lost. However, as Jaylen Adams recovered from his injury, everything changed, and he and Xavier Cooks emerged as dominant characters.
They struggled early on, losing six of nine matches in a row, but have since won 11 of 14 to finish second and win home-court advantage in the finals. They are a better squad than they were last year when they came within a game of the Grand Final.
They may not be the most gifted, but they give it their best every minute, play high-pressure defense and hound their opponents for 40 minutes, and generally make themselves difficult to play against.
How to Watch NLB Finals on TV and Live Stream?
ESPN will show the NBL Finals on television. You can watch the event directly on your television with a cable TV subscription. You will need to subscribe to the channel and log in with your details in your television box. They will cover each and every match of the final.
In Australia, you can live stream the event on Kayo Sports, the best live streaming platform in the region. They have tons of channels on their platform, and they always prefer quality streaming first. You will need to subscribe to the channel to watch the event there. The monthly subscription fee for Kayo will cost you $25.
The NBL Finals will feature the best basketball teams in Australia and Newzealand. The fans will be able to watch their favorite team fight for the trophy. If you are an NBL fan, you should cheer up your team from the ground, or watch the full event on your TV.