Every game from the 2022 NBL Semi-Finals and Grand Final will be available to Australian basketball fans live and free on ESPN, via Kayo Freebies, in addition to ESPN’s existing subscription platforms, from Thursday, April 28. .
Kayo Freebies can be accessed by downloading the Kayo Sports app or visiting the website.
Fans must create an account the same way they would for free streaming apps. Kayo Freebies are free, with no credit card details required.
The 2022 NBL season has been massive, with entrants to the NBL Finals only being decided in the dying seconds of the regular season.
The NBL Semi-Final Series will see defending NBL Champions and No. 1 seed Melbourne United face No. 4 seed Tasmania JackJumpers, and No. 2 seed Illawarra Hawks face the seeded No. 3 Sydney Kings.
The two sets of semi-finals begin on Thursday April 28 and Friday April 29 respectively – kicking off six consecutive days of action potential.
On Thursday April 28, Melbourne United will meet the Tasmania JackJumpers at 7.30pm AEST.
Top seeds United are looking to retain their NBL crown and come back to back for the first time in their history. Meanwhile, the JackJumpers were fairy tale history, earning a spot in their inaugural season finale.
The JackJumpers will then host their first-ever final game with Game 2 on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. AEST, before United secure home advantage for the decider, if needed, on Monday, May 2.
On Friday, April 29, the Illawarra Hawks take on the Sydney Kings live at 7:30 p.m. AEST from Wollongong.
The two teams met only last Sunday to close their regular seasons. The Hawks’ win in that game meant home-court advantage for the best-of-three series, ensuring two games are scheduled for WIN Entertainment Center.
The Hawks and Kings will face off again in Game 2 on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. AEST, before returning to the South Coast for the deciding Game 3, if necessary, on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. AEST.
Dates for the NBL Grand Final Series will be released at the end of the semi-finals, with every game live and free on ESPN, via Kayo Freebies.
NBL Finals on ESPN
Thursday April 28
7:30 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Match 1: Melbourne United vs. Tasmania JackJumpers, ESPN
friday april 29
7:30 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Game 1: Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney Kings, ESPN
Saturday April 30
8:00 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Match 2: Tasmania JackJumpers vs. Melbourne United, ESPN
Sunday May 1
3:00 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Game 2: Sydney Kings vs. Illawarra Hawks, ESPN
Monday, May 2*
7:30 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Match 3: Melbourne United vs Tasmania JackJumpers, ESPN (if required*)
Tuesday, May 3*
7:30 p.m. AEST, Semi-Final Game 3, Illawarra Hawks vs. Sydney Kings, ESPN (if required*)
All NBL Finals will also be available to Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and Sky NZ subscribers via traditional linear and ESPN streaming channels, as well as Kayo Freebies.
ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and SKY NZ.