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.

17205 – 1248

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.24% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Rockets

The Houston Rockets beat the Lakers on January 19, 2019 despite trailing 100 - 94.

Record in Close Games — 3305 – 937

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 77.91%.

Most Comeback Victories — 60

The Los Angeles Lakers have the most wins when trailing after the Law is evoked.

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 6690 – 1248

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.28% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 57

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