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Kris Humphries #43 of the Washington Wizards drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the game on December 27, 2014 at Verizon Center in Washington, District of Columbia. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Humphries, Pierce Lead Wizards Over Boston, 101-88

Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win.

12/28/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards calls a play during a game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

VIDEO: John Wall, Wizards Outclass Knicks, 102-91

John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, eluding the Knicks all day until getting knocked to the floor by a flagrant foul that sparked an altercation, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 102-91 on Thursday.

12/25/2014

Derek Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards on December 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose’s 25 Lead Bulls Over Wizards, 99-91

Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol had 18 as the Chicago Bulls won their fourth straight, beating the Washington Wizards 99-91 on Tuesday night.

12/23/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts to a late fourth quarter 3 pointer during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Wizards Rally Down Stretch, Top Heat 105-103

One of the biggest reasons why Paul Pierce decided to join the Washington Wizards was because he thought they could be a contender if they learned how to finish games.

12/20/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics on December 8, 2014 at the Verizon Center. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Outlast Celtics 133-132 in 2 OT

John Wall scored 26 points, including Washington’s last 10, and the Wizards rallied for a 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics in double overtime Monday night.

12/08/2014

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards on December 3, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Beal Leads Wizards in 111-95 Win Over Kobe, Lakers

Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95 on Wednesday night.

12/03/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NFL’s Vincent Delivers Emotional Senate Testimony

NFL executive and former player Troy Vincent choked up Tuesday as he testified before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.

12/02/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 25:  DeMarre Carroll #5 of the Atlanta Hawks brings the ball up court against the Washington Wizards on November 25, 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Top Wizards 106-102, Nene Sidelined With Injury

Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday.

11/25/2014

Nene (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Forward Nene Sits Out With Foot Injury

Wizards forward Nene is sidelined with a right foot injury.

11/25/2014

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards shoots against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a game at the Verizon Center on November 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wizards Hand Cavaliers 3rd Straight Loss With 91-78 Win

LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

11/22/2014

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