Ranking the top-5 Boston Celtics killers so far this season

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Evan Fournier #13 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Evan Fournier #13 of the New York Knicks looks on against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2021 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Boston Celtics killer No. 2) Saddiq Bey

The sophomore swingman, Saddiq Bey, for the Detroit Pistons goes to a whole other level against the Boston Celtics, for the guy seriously looks like he has been in the league for five to seven years every time he plays them.

One has to understand that the 6-7 forward remembers that the Boston Celtics were one of the teams that passed on him in the 2020 NBA draft when they elected to take Aaron Nesmith instead.

Nesmith was taken with the 14th pick while Bey slid all the way to 19th in that draft.

The C’s have to be kicking themselves after he erupted last season in his debut at TD Garden with the visiting Pistons.

The Villanova product dominated the Celtics with 30 points on a perfect seven for seven shooting from deep. These were tough shots with a hand in his grill, but number 41 was in a special zone that evening.

These marquee performances against Boston would become a regular occurrence. In his most recent trip to TD Garden, Saddiq Bey netted 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out six assists on a scolding 7-13 shooting night, which included five made treys.

The Pistons would also upset the Celtics in each of these matchups in subsequent seasons.

This sharpshooting second-year swingman was respectively the main reason they pulled each W out.

Bey will be a nightmare for years to come at this rate. However, on the season he’s been generally averaging 15.9 points on a putrid 39 percent shooting from the floor and only 34 percent shooting from distance.

Those averages rise across the board against Beantown, with 17.8 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field and a ridiculous 67 percent shooting from deep in six career games vs the Celtics.