CONTENTS

May 24, 1992

14
NBA PLAYOFFS
After struggling against the Knicks for two tough weeks, the champion Bulls got an A+ in Game 7
BY HANK HERSCH

Larry Bird's career may well have ended when the Cavaliers eliminated the Celtics in the seventh game
BY JACK McCALLUM

20
AN UPHILL VICTORY
Greg LeMond overcame Wintergreen Mountain and a field of topflight cyclists to win his first Tour Du Pont
BY RICHARD O'BRIEN

22
KOCH, HE'S THE REAL THING
Kansan Bill Koch, an outsider to the world of yacht racing, ably defended the America's Cup
BY E.M. SWIFT

30
WHAT'S A KRUK?
It's a lumpy creature named John who wears a Philadelphia uniform and tops the majors' hitters
BY FRANZ LIDZ

38
COUPLES & LOVE
The aptly named pair of Fred Couples and Davis Love III now ranks as the hottest match in golf
BY RICK REILLY

42
WORLD BEATER
NFL journeyman quarterback David Archer is the sort of star that the World League doesn't need
BY PETER KING

60
'I'VE LIVED A CHARMED LIFE'
But not all has been easy for Chris Evert, who discusses her image and the price she paid to be a champ
BY SALLY JENKINS

82
BAD BEYOND BELIEF
Thirty years ago, the newly born Mets made baseball history of the most dubious—and amazing—kind
BY STEVE RUSHIN

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

9
SCORECARD

66
HORSE RACING

72
BASEBALL

78
GOLF

80
VOLLEYBALL

96
FOR THE RECORD

98
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY NATHANIEL BUTLER/NBA PHOTOS

PHOTOBILL EPPRIDGEA High Ol' Time: That's what bowman Alberto Fantini of Il Moro di Venezia had during the second leg of Race 5 of the Italian yacht's America's Cup challenge, as he went aloft to fix two mainsail battens. For the Italians, it was the high point of the day, which saw them lose the race and the series to America[3] (page 22).

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)