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

We are down to the Grand Finals 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, Start Time, Venue

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

Sydney Kings vs. Tasmania JackJumpers Preview

Tasmania JackJumpers have been the headlines all through the season. They beat every team at least once in the regular season and finished 4th in the table, qualifying for the NBL Finals. They took on number 1 seed defending champions Melbourne United and beat them by 2-1 games for a spot in the Grand Final in finals.

After winning 1 game each, it went down to the final 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.

United started the match with a bang by taking an early 9-2 points lead. They ended the first quarter leading by 25-21 points. The Melbourne boys lost their lead in the second quarter but leveled it by 40-40 points at halftime.

Josh Adams kept constant pressure on the home side and scored an incredible three-pointer to seal the match’s fate, leading by 68-74 with a minute left on the clock. They stunned the home crowd with a win by 73-76 points over Melbourne United.

The JackJumpers caused the biggest upset in the history of the NBL finals by smashing Melbourne United to be the first-ever team to play in the NBL grand finals in their first season. Tasmania JackJumpers will take on Sydney Kings in the first game of the grand finals on Friday, 6 May 2022.

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. The Kings will be up for the challenge in the grand finals to break their 17 years long trophy drought.

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.

The JackJumpers have already made history with the fairytale run in their first-ever season. They will face complex challenges against the hot favorites—kings who will be up for grabbing the championship for the first time in 17 years.

It will be an exciting battle between Josh Adams, the highest scorer for the JackJumpers, and the season’s MVP Jaylen Adams. The JackJumpers trail by 1-2 wins against the Kings in this season’s performance. In their last meeting, Sydney Kings smashed the JackJumpers with a 20 points win. Tasmania JackJumpers will be the underdogs in the grand finals though everybody knows what they are capable of.

How to Watch NBL Grand Final 2022?

You can watch the Grand Final 2022 between Kings vs. JackJumpers on Kayo Sports. You need to buy a subscription to live stream this 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 matches 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.

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