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.

15243 – 1028

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.68% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Bulls

The Chicago Bulls beat the Suns on February 24, 2017 despite trailing 102 - 91.

Record in Close Games — 2952 – 794

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 78.80%.

Most Comeback Victories — 53

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 5530 – 1028

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.32% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 53

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