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.

23047 – 2049

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 91.84% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Knicks

The New York Knicks beat the Bulls on April 14, 2024 despite trailing 100 - 99.

Record in Close Games — 4434 – 1441

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 75.47%.

Most Comeback Victories — 94

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 10957 – 2049

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.25% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 87

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