If you live in the LA area, or have NBA League Pass you may be familiar with Clipper’s play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler. Since 1978, Lawler has been behind the mic of the Clippers and has a few catch phrases you are sure to hear every game. “Bingo!” after a 3-point basket, “Fasten your seat belts gang, we’re going down to the wire!” when it’s a close game, and “Oh Me, Oh My!” after a player makes an unbelievable play. But perhaps the most famous is Lawler’s Law. It’s quite simple actually - the first team to score 100 points, wins the game. But just how accurate is this law? Last season, in games involving the Clippers, the team that scored 100 first won 96% of the time (43-2). Since 1978, the law has been accurate 92% of the time (1,638-147).
I’ve got a law. The team that has the most points at the end of the game wins. Probability of success: 100%.