CONTENTS

June 14, 1987

THE NBA FINALS 18

Supercharged Los Angeles raced to a 2-1 lead over the hobbling Celtics in the best-of-seven series
by Jack McCallum

It was Glitz Time in La La Land as show biz celebrities turned out at the Forum to see and be seen
by Curry Kirkpatrick

BUSTING OUT FOR A COOL MILLION 26
Bet Twice shocked even his owners when he thwarted Alysheba and ran away with a fat bonus at the Belmont
by William Nack

THE REIGN ENDED IN SPAIN 34
After more than 9 years and 122 consecutive wins, Edwin Moses lost to Danny Harris in the 400-meter hurdles
by Pat Butcher

A BARGAIN AT ANY PRICE 36
The Chicago Cubs made the deal of the year when they filled in the blanks and signed Montreal's Andre Dawson
by Bruce Anderson

SCORE ONE MORE FOR STEFFI 38
The women took over center stage at the French Open as streaking Steffi Graf defeated Martina Navratilova
by Frank Deford

MINNY'S MIGHTY MITE 46
Slugging centerfielder Kirby Puckett stands a mere 5' 8", but he's a plenty big deal to Minnesota fans
by Rick Telander

A MAN OF BARS AND MEASURES 50
Although Doug Nordquist is the country's No. 2 high jumper, his heart belongs to the high school band he directs
by Ralph Wiley

SEVEN AHEAD, NINE TO GO, THEN... 62
Arnold Palmer blew the '66 U.S. Open not once but twice, giving unflappable Billy Casper an unbelievable victory
by Rick Reilly

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 6
Scorecard 13
Inside Baseball 54
Boxing 59
College Baseball 60
Food 81
For The Record 82
Point After 84

Cover photograph by Peter Read Miller

PHOTOJAMES DRAKECLAY PIGEON: Boris Becker may clean up on the Wimbledon grass, but he was taken to the cleaners in his French Open match with Mats Wilander on the Roland Garros clay (page 38).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)