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.

21050 – 1749

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.33% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Spurs on November 30, 2022 despite trailing 100 - 98.

Record in Close Games — 4033 – 1260

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 76.19%.

Most Comeback Victories — 86

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 9406 – 1749

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.32% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 76

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