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.

19125 – 1514

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.66% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets beat the Bulls on March 1, 2021 despite trailing 101 - 99.

Record in Close Games — 3676 – 1115

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 76.73%.

Most Comeback Victories — 78

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 8073 – 1514

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.21% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 66

The Dallas Mavericks have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.