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.

17530 – 1293

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.13% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Pistons on March 23, 2019 despite trailing 101 - 96.

Record in Close Games — 3365 – 970

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 77.62%.

Most Comeback Victories — 63

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 6926 – 1293

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.27% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 57

The Phoenix Suns have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.