Watch: Thunder rookie Terrance Ferguson produces acrobatic alley-oop finish

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In a fierce battle for the Western Conference playoffs, the Oklahoma City Thunder have reeled off five straight wins and have created some much-needed separation from the chasing pack.

They secured a vital 121-113 win over fellow playoff hopefuls the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night which kicks off a tough stretch of games for them.

Russell Westbrook notched another triple-double - his 22nd of the season - with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Paul George scored 19 points and Steven Adams added a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder.

As well as their stars, OKC got important production from some of their role players as the likes of Corey Brewer and Terrance Ferguson stepped up.

Rookie Ferguson also enjoyed the highlight play of the game - which isn't an easy thing to do when Westbrook is also in action.

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In the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, Raymond Felton saw the youngster beat his defender and cut towards the basket and immediately threw an alley-oop pass in his direction.

But Felton didn't get enough elevation on the lob and it forced Ferguson to improvise mid-air as he brilliantly produced an acrobatic layup to complete the play.

Only the replay would do this justice as it shows the degree of difficulty involved in catching the ball in the air and scooping it in at the same time before coming back down.

It was a nifty play from the 19-year-old and even he couldn't explain how he got his layup to fall.

"I'm not sure what happened. It was one of those in-the-moment things," he said after the game, per ESPN.

The Tulsa native ended the game with 12 points and three steals on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.

In the limited time he's had on the court this year, Ferguson has shown his athleticism with some eye-catching plays and was also able to do so against the Clippers as he took flight for a monster dunk.

The victory for OKC clinched a winning season and they now have their eyes firmly on securing the number three seed in the west as they sit one-and-a-half games behind the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers - who they face next week.

They have just 11 games remaining this campaign and it's one of the toughest possible schedules to end the year, starting with a trip to face Eastern Conference leaders the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

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