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.

20749 – 1707

Since the 1996-97 season, Lawler's Law has been correct 92.40% of the time.

Last Law Breaker — Celtics

The Boston Celtics beat the Warriors on June 2, 2022 despite trailing 101 - 97.

Record in Close Games — 3961 – 1229

In close games, when a team leads by 5 points or less when they score 100, Lawler's Law accuracy dips to 76.32%.

Most Comeback Victories — 83

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

Record When Both Teams Score 100 — 9169 – 1707

When both teams score 100, Lawler's Law is only accurate 84.30% of the time.

Most Collapsing Losses — 76

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