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.

22725 – 2010

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 91.87% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Rockets

The Houston Rockets beat the Suns on February 23, 2024 despite trailing 100 - 98.

Record in Close Games — 4375 – 1413

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 75.59%.

Most Comeback Victories — 93

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 10732 – 2010

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.23% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 85

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