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NBL 2022-23 season: How to watch every game, new finals format, title favourites

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Australian basketball is back in full swing, with the return of the NBL for the 2022-23 season. 

This year is one of the most anticipated in recent memory, with all eyes on Sydney wondering if they can defend their title if the Perth Wildcats can rebound from a historic low, and how the newest Brisbane Bullet Aron Baynes can make his mark on the league. 

Adding to the excitement is a revamped finals format, which now includes a play-in game meaning that the league is more competitive than ever before. 

So how can NBL fans get their fill of hoops down under? 

How to watch the NBL 2022-23 season

Every game of the NBL 2022-23 season is available live on ESPN, via Kayo and Foxtel. 

Sign up to Kayo to watch every game of the 2022/23 NBL season

Additionally, each Sunday there are two completely free games, which can be watched on 10 Peach, 10 play, and through Kayo Freebies. 

International NBL viewers can find their place to watch games here.

What is the NBL Finals format? 

The NBL has this year changed up its finals format, giving more teams a chance at championship glory. 

While in former years the top four teams would automatically qualify for the NBL finals, this year six teams will compete for a finals spot, thanks to the introduction of a play-in format. 

This season, the top two teams in the regular season will stamp their tickets to the finals, while teams three to six will compete in a one-game knockout stage to determine the third and fourth finals teams. 

Who are favourites to win the NBL championship? 

According to TAB, the Sydney Kings are favourites to win the NBL Championship, which would be a second straight chip for the Kings. 

The South East Melbourne Phoenix are listed second, while the Adelaide 36ers round out the top three.

Credit: sportingnews.com

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