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.

18396 – 1407

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.90% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Nuggets on February 12, 2020 despite trailing 101 - 97.

Record in Close Games — 3533 – 1045

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 77.17%.

Most Comeback Victories — 71

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 7539 – 1407

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

Most Collapsing Losses — 62

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