NBL Grand Final in 2022
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Let’s check out everything about the 2022 NBL Grand Final, schedule, venue, start time, and how you can watch the game.

We are down to the Grand Final of NBL, National Basketball League of Australia, as the Tasmania JackJumpers will take on Sydney Kings for the NBL Championship 2022.

Who will play NBL Grand Final 2022?

Sydney Kings will lock horns with Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL Grand Final 2022 for the Championship.

The JackJumpers have made history by qualifying for the NBL Grand Final in their very first season. Their fairytale journey continues by knocking out the number 1 seed defending champions Melbourne United in the Finals. On the other hand, the number 3 seed Sydney Kings sweeps away number 2 seed Illawarra Hawks in two games straight for a place in the grand finals.

It will be a three-match series Grand Final between Kings and JackJumpers, and two more matches 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 Finals.

NBL Grand Final 2022 Schedule:

Here is the schedule, venue, and start time of all the games of the Sydney Kings vs. Tasmania JackJumpers.

Match Game No. Date Time (AEST) Venue TV
Kings vs. JackJumpers 1 Friday, 6 May 2022 7:30 pm Qudos Bank Arena ESPN
Kings vs. JackJumpers 2 Sunday, 8 May 2022 2:30 pm MyState Bank Arena ESPN
Kings vs. JackJumpers 3 Wednesday, 11 May 2022 7:30 pm Qudos Bank Arena ESPN
Kings vs. JackJumpers 4 (If Required) Friday, 13 May 2022 7:30 pm MyState Bank Arena ESPN
Kings vs. JackJumpers 5 (If Required) Wednesday, 18 May 2022 7:30 pm Qudos Bank Arena ESPN

Grand Final Preview:

By now, it’s likely you know at least some of the story of the JackJumpers, Tasmania’s little basketball team that could.

Made up of offcuts, outcasts and misfits, the JackJumpers have miraculously won through to the National Basketball League’s Grand Final series in their inaugural season and captured the hearts and minds of Tasmanian sports fans in the process.

How significant is this? Very.

Expansion teams — additions to an existing competition — aren’t supposed to be good in their first year.

In fact, they’re not expected to win more than a handful of games as they settle into life in a new league.

But nobody told Tasmania, which has stunned Australian sport by stringing together a series of improbable wins against more hardened and experienced teams.

If you haven’t been following the story of this team, it’s not too late to get yourself acquainted ahead of the potentially championship defining game in Sydney tonight.

The story of the JackJumpers season is as good an underdog story as you will find.

With no stadium, no practice facility, no staff and no history, freshly appointed American coach Scott Roth was tasked with building a 15-man team literally from nothing.

Wielding only a contact book and the promise of being part of something new, Roth set about luring players to Tasmania — a state where professional sporting clubs barely dare to tread.

A little more than a year later, the team he scraped together out of the wastebaskets of other NBL clubs and from mid-tier leagues overseas is almost atop the pinnacle of the sport in Australia.

How to Watch NBL Grand Final on TV and Online in 2022?

You can live stream the Grand Final on Kayo Sports. You need to buy a subscription to watch match on Kayo Sports. 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 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 Sunday, 11 May 2022.

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