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.

18524 – 1428

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.84% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Raptors

The Toronto Raptors beat the Kings on March 8, 2020 despite trailing 100 - 99.

Record in Close Games — 3551 – 1061

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 76.99%.

Most Comeback Victories — 73

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 7639 – 1428

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

Most Collapsing Losses — 62

The Dallas Mavericks have the most losses despite scoring 100 first.