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.

17835 – 1335

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 93.04% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Hawks on November 10, 2019 despite trailing 102 - 98.

Record in Close Games — 3425 – 1001

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 77.38%.

Most Comeback Victories — 63

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 7127 – 1335

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

Most Collapsing Losses — 59

The Phoenix Suns have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.