NBL Finals 2021/22

The Sydney Kings defeated the Tasmania JackJumpers 3-0 for their 4th title in the 2021/22 NBL Grand Final Series

The NBL Finals series plays out after the regular National Basketball League season is complete and pits the top four teams against each other in the race to the NBL Championship title.

NBL Finals teams are determined by rankings on the NBL Ladder. The two top-ranked NBL clubs on the ladder get home venue advantage in the opening best-of-three rounds during the NBL semis hosting the fourth and third-ranked teams respectively.

2021/22 NBL FINALS

  • NBL Grand Final Series Start Date: Friday May 6, 2022 
  • NBL Grand Final Teams: Sydney Kings vs Tasmania JackJumpers
  • 2021/22 NBL Grand Final Winners: Sydney Kings (4th title) 
  • 2021/22 NBL Runners-Up: Tasmania JackJumpers
  • NBL Grand Final Series Result: Sydney Kings Won the Series 3 – 0 
 
 

2021/22 NBL Grand Finals Series

Game 1: Sydney Kings (95) defeated the Tasmania JackJumpers (78) 

  • Winner: Sydney Kings
  • Series Result: Sydney Leads Series 1 – 0  
  • Score: Sydney Kings 95 – 78 Tasmania JackJumpers
  • Date: Friday May 6, 2022 
  • Start Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Qudos Bank Arena 


Game 2: Tasmania JackJumpers (86) Lost to the Sydney Kings (90)

  • Winner: Sydney Kings
  • Series Result: Sydney Leads Series 2 – 0 
  • Score: Tasmania JackJumpers 86 – 90 Sydney Kings
  • Date: Sunday May 8, 2022 
  • Start Time: 2:30pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Mystate Bank Arena

Game 3: Sydney Kings (97) Defeated The Tasmania JackJumpers (88)

  • Winner: Sydney Kings
  • Series Result: Sydney Wins the Series 3 – 0
  • Score: Sydney Kings 97 – 88 Tasmania JackJumpers
  • Date: Wednesday May 11, 2022 
  • Start Time: 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Qudos Bank Arena

*All NBL Final Odds are correct at time of publish and subject to change

2021/22 NBL Semi-Finals Series

2021/22 NBL Playoffs Seedings

  1. Melbourne United
  2. Illawarra Hawks
  3. Sydney Kings
  4. Tasmania JackJumpers

NBL Finals Format

NBL Semi-Finals

  • 1st plays 4th: Best of three games
  • 2nd plays 3rd: Best of three games

NBL Grand Final

  • Winners of the two Semi-Finals series face off for the NBL Championship

The system in place for all National Basketball League finals is the best-of-three series tournament and the winners of the NBL Finals Week 1 progress onto the Grand Final.

The NBL Grand Final Series – also a best-of-three format – sees the series 1 winner take on the champion in the second series from the earlier round. The highest seeded of the two teams left in the title fight gets home court advantage.

The Perth Wildcats are the most successful team to date boasting seven NBL Championship titles.

NBL Finals Betting

The NBL Finals bring the season’s playoffs to an end and betting on the NBL Grand Finals series is hugely popular. NBL Championship betting is open all season with outright basketball odds on offer for each team to take out the title.

Recent Finals Results: NBL Champions

Year NBL Champions Runners-Up Grand Final Series Score
2021/22 SYDNEY KINGS TASMANIA JACKJUMPERS 3-0
2020/21 MELBOURNE UNITED PERTH WILDCATS 2-1 (Series canceled following Game 3 due to COVID-19)
2019/20 PERTH WILDCATS SYDNEY KINGS 2-1 (Series canceled following Game 3 due to COVID-19)
2018/19 PERTH WILDCATS MELBOURNE UNITED 3-1
2017/18 MELBOURNE UNITED ADELAIDE 36ERS 3-2
2016/17 PERTH WILDCATS ILLAWARRA HAWKS 3-0
2015/16 PERTH WILDCATS NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS 2-1
2014/15 NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS CAIRNS TAIPANS 2-0
2013/14 PERTH WILDCATS ADELAIDE 36ERS 2-1
2012/13 NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS PERTH WILDCATS 2-0
2011/12 NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS PERTH WILDCATS 2-1
2010/11 NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS CAIRNS TAIPANS 2-1
2009/10 PERTH WILDCATS WOLLONGONG HAWKS 2-1
2008/09 SOUTH DRAGONS MELBOURNE TIGERS 3-2
2007/08 MELBOURNE TIGERS SYDNEY KINGS 3-0
2006/07 BRISBANE BULLETS MELBOURNE TIGERS 3-1
2005/06 MELBOURNE TIGERS SYDNEY KINGS 3-0
2004/05 SYDNEY KINGS WOLLONGONG HAWKS 3-0
2003/04 SYDNEY KINGS WEST SYDNEY RAZORBACKS 3-2
2002/03 SYDNEY KINGS PERTH WILDCATS 2-0
2001/02 ADELAIDE 36ERS WEST SYDNEY RAZORBACKS 2-1
2000/01 WOLLONGONG HAWKS TOWNSVILLE CROCODILES 2-1
1999/00 PERTH WILDCATS VICTORIA TITANS 2-0

NBL Finals Records

NBL Finals betting at Ladbrokes

The Adelaide 36ers have featured in the second most NBL Finals Series.

NBL Finals Appearances

The Perth Wildcats have made 35 NBL Finals appearances up until the 2021/22 including 35 straight since 1987 making them the dominant team.

The Adelaide 36ers follow with the second-highest number of NBL Finals appearances (25).  

The Illawarra Hawks are the only NBL team to have played all seasons since 1979 of the current active teams listed in the below Finals records.

Team Appearances Notes
Perth Wildcats 35 35 straight Finals appearances since 1987.
Adelaide 36ers 25 Formerly the Adelaide City Eagles (1982 only).
Brisbane Bullets 22 Foundation club since 1979.
Illawarra Hawks 21 Only team to play all seasons since 1979.
Melbourne Tigers 21 Left NBL in 2014, now in NBL1 South.
North Melbourne Giants 15 Last season in 1998. Formed the Victoria Titans in 1998.
Sydney Kings 16 Formerly the Sydney Supersonics and the West Sydney Westars.
Canberra Cannons 11 Last season in 2003. Became the Hunter Pirates in 2003.
Townsville Crocodiles 10 Competed in the league for 24 seasons. Last season in 2016.
Cairns Taipans 8 Joined the NBL in 1999.
Eastside Spectres 8 Last season in 1991. Formed the South East Melbourne Magic in 1992.
New Zealand Breakers 8 Joined the NBL in 2003. First club outside of Australia.
South East Melbourne Magic 7 Last season in 1998. Formed the Victoria Titans in 1998.
Newcastle Falcons 6 Competed in the league for 21 seasons. Last season in 1999.
Melbourne United 5 Team formed in 2014, and represents the whole of Melbourne.
Geelong Supercats 4 Last season in 1996. Now in NBL1 South.
Victoria Titans 4 Became the Victoria Giants in 2002.
West Adelaide Bearcats 4 Last season in 1984. Now in NBL1 Central.
Gold Coast Blaze 3 Last season in 2012.
St. Kilda Saints 3 Last season in 1991. Formed the South East Melbourne Magic in 1992.
West Sydney Razorbacks 3 Became Sydney Spirit in 2008.
Hunter Pirates 2 Last season in 2006. Became the Singapore Slingers in 2006.
South Dragons 2 Left the NBL in 2009.
Sydney Supersonics 2 Formed the Sydney Kings in 1988.
Launceston Casino City 1 Last season in 1982.
Singapore Slingers 1 Left the NBL in 2008. Joined the ABL in 2009.
South East Melbourne Phoenix 1 Joined the NBL in 2019.
West Sydney Westars 1 Formed the Sydney Kings in 1988.

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