Programming note: Warriors-Heat coverage starts today at 4:00 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area with Warriors Pregame Live.
UPDATE (11 a.m. on Tuesday) -- Andrew Bogut has been upgraded to probable and is expected to play against the Heat.
[RELATED: Bogut, Barbosa likely to play against Heat]
Just when the Warriors had gotten into the habit of sharpening their focus when visiting LeBron James and the Heat on South Beach, James skips town.
With a reconfigured Heat squad descending into mediocrity, can the Warriors summon their emotional best when the teams meet Tuesday night in Miami?
They'll be seeking their third consecutive win at American Airlines Arena, and they could be without sergeant-at-arms Andrew Bogut. The 7-foot center sustained a bruised right eye socket Sunday against the Thunder and is listed as questionable.
The Warriors (10-2) would like to have Bogut, even if he has no natural nemesis on the Miami roster.
"The biggest challenge with Miami this year is covering the entire floor defensively because their two bigs both shoot threes," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "Chris Bosh and Shawne Williams, they both step out and shoot 3s. The whole floor is opened up. They don't have a traditional big unless Chris Andersen comes onto the court.
"It's a tough matchup for us. We're not sure if Bogs is going to play, but if he does he's got to guard a 3-point shooter."
Andersen is expected to be out with a sprained right ankle, leaving Miami (8-6) with one true center, seldom-used Justin Hamilton, a 7-footer in his second season.
No, these are the not Heat we've seen in recent years. Miami is coming off four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, winning two championships during that time. That was with Dwyane Wade and James and Bosh.
Only Bosh is certain to play Friday, as Wade mends from a strained left hamstring.
"They're very well coached," Kerr said. "They’ve been together now for several years, guys like (Mario) Chalmers and Bosh and Wade and (Udonis) Haslem. So they know what they're doing."
The problem for the Heat, however, is they aren't always healthy enough to do what they know. The Warriors can't afford to see it that way, though, certainly not after nearly losing to an undermanned Thunder team only two days ago.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH
Draymond Green vs. Chris Bosh -- Bosh likes to float outside the paint, so Kerr almost has to resort to this – even if Bogut plays. Even a fully healthy Bogut would have a tough time keeping up with Bosh, but Green excels at making shooters uncomfortable. Harrison Barnes also could get a chance at Bosh.
Stephen Curry vs. Mario Chalmers -- Chalmers is playing both guard roles, but Curry matches up well and is capable of defending him. When on his game, Curry can't be slowed by Chalmers or any other guard on the Heat roster.
Warriors – C Andrew Bogut (right orbital contusion) and G Leandro Barbosa (sprained right knee) are listed as questionable. F David Lee (strained left hamstring) is listed as out.
Heat – G Dwyane Wade (strained left hamstring) and G Norris Cole (dislocated left middle finger) are listed as doubtful. C Chris Andersen (sprained right ankle) is listed as out.
The teams have split two games in each of the past two seasons, with each winning on the other's home court. Prior to 2012-13, the Warriors had lost 14 of the last 16 in Miami.