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.

16615 – 1168

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.43% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Raptors on May 1, 2018 despite trailing 100 - 96.

Record in Close Games — 3212 – 891

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 78.28%.

Most Comeback Victories — 58

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 6300 – 1168

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.36% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 55

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