Sasha Vujacic was making three-point shots again after a rough outing Friday.
Or, in nickname parlance, the Machine was up and running after some maintenance.
Vujacic scored 20 points and made six of eight three-pointers Sunday against Washington, a welcome sight for him after making only five of 17 shots two days earlier against Memphis.
Vujacic also made two free throws with 10.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Lakers a 124-120 lead.
"I shot 14 three-point shots [against Memphis] and that was kind of embarrassing, but that's way behind me," Vujacic said.
"The only thing we have in front of us right now is eight games, and we want to go on that winning streak. We want to win all eight games. It's not a question. We want to finish first."
Pau Gasol looked down at his still-swollen left ankle and offered a somber self-diagnosis before Sunday's game.
"It's still a pretty bad sprain," he said.
It looked too large to be true, although he hoped to play on it in Wednesday's game against Portland, which would end a string of nine consecutive games missed.