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Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 96-78

D.J. Augustin nailed six 3-pointers en route to 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards, 96-78, on Saturday night.

Washington Wizards defeat Boston Celtics 118-92

The Washington Wizards earned their first playoff berth since 2008 after defeating the Boston Celtics, 118-92, on Wednesday.

Phoenix Suns top Washington Wizards 99-93

Goran Dragic had 25 points, Eric Bledsoe scored 23 and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Washington Wizards, 99-93.
Nuggets slide past Wizards

Nuggets slide past Wizards

Kenneth Faried had 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the Denver Nuggets' 105-102 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

NBA: Portland 116, Washington 103

Damian Lillard tallied 23 points and 10 assists as the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers clipped the Washington Wizards, 116-103.

NBA: Sacramento 117, Washington 111

The Sacramento Kings came back from double digits to beat the Washington Wizards, 117-111, in overtime on Tuesday.
NBA: Washington 101, Brooklyn 94

NBA: Washington 101, Brooklyn 94

John Wall scored 33 points with six assists and the Washington Wizards finished the game on a 9-0 run to top the surging Brooklyn Nets, 101-94.

NBA: Washington 105, Orlando 101

Washington moves to a 105-101 overtime win against Orlando on Friday.

NBA: Charlotte 98, Washington 85

Al Jefferson donated 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 98-85 win over the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Washington 134, Toronto 129 (3OT)

TORONTO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Marcin Gortat and John Wall each pumped in 31 points Thursday and the Washington Wizards outlasted Toronto 134-129 in triple overtime.

NBA: Washington 115, Orlando 106

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- John Wall led a group of four Wizards scoring at least 20 points Tuesday and Washington notched a fourth straight win, 115-106 over Orlando.

NBA: Washington 96, Cleveland 83

CLEVELAND, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- John Wall led of group of four Washington starters scoring in double figures with 21 points Sunday, igniting the Wizards' 96-83 win over Cleveland.

NBA: Washington 94, New Orleans 93

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Nene poured in 30 points and provided a go-ahead slam dunk with 0.3 seconds left Saturday, elevating the Washington Wizards over New Orleans 94-93.

NBA: Washington 114, Atlanta 97

ATLANTA, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- John Wall's double-double of 21 points and 12 assists Wednesday helped Washington end a long losing streak in Atlanta with a 114-97 win over the Hawks.

NBA: Toronto 103, Washington 93

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Kyle Lowry's double-double of 24 points and 10 assists Tuesday lifted the Toronto Raptors to a third straight win, 103-93 over Washington.
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John Wallis (November 23, 1616 – October 28, 1703) was an English mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chief cryptographer for Parliament and, later, the royal court. He is also credited with introducing the symbol ∞ for infinity. He similarly used for an infinitesimal. Asteroid 31982 Johnwallis was named after him.

John Brehaut Wallis was born in Ashford, Kent, the third of five children of Reverend John Wallis and Joanna Chapman. He was initially educated at a local Ashford school, but moved to James Movat's school in Tenterden in 1625 following an outbreak of plague. Wallis was first exposed to mathematics in 1631, at Martin Holbeach's school in Felsted; he enjoyed maths, but his study was erratic, since: "mathematics, at that time with us, were scarce looked on as academical studies, but rather mechanical" (Scriba 1970).

As it was intended that he should be a doctor, he was sent in 1632 to Emmanuel College, Cambridge. While there, he kept an act on the doctrine of the circulation of the blood; that was said to have been the first occasion in Europe on which this theory was publicly maintained in a disputation. His interests, however, centered on mathematics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1637, and a Master's in 1640, afterwards entering the priesthood. From 1643-49, he served as a non-voting scribe at the Westminster Assembly. Wallis was elected to a fellowship at Queens' College, Cambridge in 1644, which he however had to resign following his marriage on 14 March 1645 to Susanna Glyde.

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