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7 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Heat

The Celtics stayed undefeated at TD Garden with a 112-93 win over the Miami Heat.

Here’s what we saw:

1. Grant Williams got the start in place of Marcus Smart, who missed Wednesday’s game with an illness. Smart is also battling soreness with his oblique, though coach Brad Stevens noted before the game the injury should not be a long-term issue. Had Smart not been sick, Stevens said he would have been listed as doubtful.

2. The Celtics suffered from another slow start and were outscored 28-20 in the first quarter. Boston’s average first-quarter margin (-1.