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.

23136 – 2062

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 91.82% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Celtics

The Boston Celtics beat the Pacers on May 25, 2024 despite trailing 101 - 95.

Record in Close Games — 4452 – 1453

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 75.39%.

Most Comeback Victories — 95

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 11004 – 2062

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.22% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 87

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