Sydney Kings Beat Tasmania JackJumpers to Win NBL Grand Final Series

The Sydney Kings defeated the JackJumpers in game three of the NBL Grand Final series, denying Tasmania a title in their first season.

The Kings defeated the JackJumpers 3-0 in the series to seal the title with a 97-88 win in front of a record crowd.

In the game for the JackJumpers to win, the away team led at every break.

But the Kings dominated the final quarter, scoring 31 points to 19 to win game three and the championship.

Xavier Cooks and Ian Clark were instrumental for the Kings, scoring 23 and 22 points respectively in front of a grand final record crowd of 16,149 people.

Their second-half baskets helped the Kings to their first championship since 2005.

Cooks was named the Most Valuable Player of the Grand Finals Series, finishing an impressive season.

“Man, it feels really good. It’s taken a long time, but we’re finally here,” Cooks said.

Clark was a late addition to the Kings this season, joining the team in February.

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