The Sydney Kings are into their third grand final in four seasons after knocking over brave but outgunned Cairns Taipans 79-64 at Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.
They will face the New Zealand Breakers after the No.2 seeds knocked off the Tasmania JackJumpers 92-77 in their own game three at Spark Arena.
The five-game Grand Final series gets underway on March 3 in Sydney.
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With League MVP Xavier Cooks kept relatively quiet – though still clocking 11 points and 11 rebounds – Derrick Walton Jnr (10 points, nine assists), Tim Soares (three blocks) and Kouat Noi (11 points, 11 rebounds) were among their team’s best.
Yet the load was spread equally among the 10 players used by coach Chase Buford, and the home team will be confident heading into the grand final series.