Don't look now NBA fans, but the Houston Rockets have rattled off eight wins out of nine, including ​Thursday night's victory over the Boston Celtics


Much of that success can be credited to ​James Harden, who has been absolutely unconscious over the last few weeks, and it was much of the same last night, pouring in 45 points that included nine 3-pointers, which tied a career high. 


The 29-year-old capped another dominant performance with an equally savage quote, stating that his haters are only helping bring out the dog in him.

WARNING: prep the mind for some mind-blowing statistics of Harden's greatness over the last couple of weeks. 


During this nine-game stretch, Harden has averaged 39.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game to go with shooting 44.7 percent overall, 40.7 percent from 3-point range and 87.8 percent from the foul line. 

He has had eight straight 30-point games and has eclipsed 40 points three times in his past six​​. 


According to ESPN, the 388 points Harden has scored in the last few weeks are the most by any ​NBA player in a 10-game stretch since Kobe Bryant scored 396 in 2007. 


As far as dogs as concerned, WOOF.