Ralph Lawler

Lawler's Law

A term coined by Los Angeles Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler, positing that the first team to 100 points wins the game.

15903 – 1101

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.53% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Timberwolves on December 12, 2017 despite trailing 100 - 98.

Record in Close Games — 3079 – 845

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 78.47%.

Most Comeback Victories — 57

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the most wins when trailing after the Law is evoked.

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 5883 – 1101

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.24% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 55

The Denver Nuggets have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.