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.

19569 – 1578

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.54% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Wizards on May 12, 2021 despite trailing 100 - 87.

Record in Close Games — 3749 – 1150

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 76.53%.

Most Comeback Victories — 79

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 8380 – 1578

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.15% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 68

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