A term coined by Los Angeles Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler, positing that the first team to 100 points wins the game.
Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.04% of the time.
The Miami Heat beat the Celtics on May 19, 2023 despite trailing 100 - 96.
In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 75.73%.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have the most wins when trailing after the Law is evoked.
When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.20% of the time.
The Denver Nuggets have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.