JackJumpers win NBL grand final rematch

December 11, 2022 06:15 PM AEDT | By AAPNEWS
Follow us on Google News:
Image source: AAPNEWS

A blistering fourth-quarter assault has catapulted the never-say-die Tasmania JackJumpers out of a huge hole and to a stunning 84-76 victory over the Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena.

The JackJumpers looked in big trouble when they trailed by 14 points early in the final term of Sunday's grand final rematch, on the back of the Kings' commanding 31-19 third stanza, before storming home in savage fashion.

Superstar import Milton Doyle (25 points) and Jack McVeigh (19) piloted the stunning rearguard as Tasmania outscored the reigning champions 26-6 in the fourth term.

Derrick Walton Jr (21 points) top-scored for top-of-the-table Sydney, who walked off their home court shell-shocked.

Walton was on song early with 11 first-quarter points and the Kings shot 64 per cent from the field for the term but thanks to their seven turnovers, the JackJumpers were up 23-21 at the first change.

Scores were tied at 39-apiece at halftime and the match remained in the balance through much of the third before Sydney began to draw clear.

Kings captain Xavier Cooks finished the quarter with four successive assists as the hosts finished the term with an 11-1 bang to pull ahead 70-58.

The fourth quarter was all Tasmania.

After a pair of Dejan Vasiljevic foul shots made it 72-58, the JackJumpers blasted 11 straight points to suddenly put the Kings under the pump.

McVeigh blasted three triples for the term, including the go-ahead bucket with 2:17 remaining, before Doyle followed with his fifth from downtown to ice the incredible victory.


The content, including but not limited to any articles, news, quotes, information, data, text, reports, ratings, opinions, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations and video (Content) is a service of Kalkine Media Pty Ltd (Kalkine Media, we or us), ACN 629 651 672 and is available for personal and non-commercial use only. The principal purpose of the Content is to educate and inform. The Content does not contain or imply any recommendation or opinion intended to influence your financial decisions and must not be relied upon by you as such. Some of the Content on this website may be sponsored/non-sponsored, as applicable, but is NOT a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell or hold the stocks of the company(s) or engage in any investment activity under discussion. Kalkine Media is neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice through this platform. Users should make their own enquiries about any investments and Kalkine Media strongly suggests the users to seek advice from a financial adviser, stockbroker or other professional (including taxation and legal advice), as necessary. Kalkine Media hereby disclaims any and all the liabilities to any user for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising from any use of the Content on this website, which is provided without warranties. The views expressed in the Content by the guests, if any, are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Kalkine Media. Some of the images/music that may be used on this website are copyright to their respective owner(s). Kalkine Media does not claim ownership of any of the pictures displayed/music used on this website unless stated otherwise. The images/music that may be used on this website are taken from various sources on the internet, including paid subscriptions or are believed to be in public domain. We have used reasonable efforts to accredit the source wherever it was indicated as or found to be necessary.

Top ASX Listed Companies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. OK