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.

15620 – 1067

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.61% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Lakers on October 22, 2017 despite trailing 101 - 98.

Record in Close Games — 3025 – 822

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 78.63%.

Most Comeback Victories — 56

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 5734 – 1067

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.31% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 54

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