During a third-quarter timeout Wednesday night, Warriors assistant coach Pete Myers stepped onto the court and appeared to be counting his players as they returned to the bench.

Maybe he was double-checking to see if they were playing with the same number of guys as the Miami Heat.

By all accounts, the Warriors were using five players, but they were missing their most important one: Stephen Curry.

Plus, Miami's talent and athleticism made it appear as though the Heat had at least a one-man advantage for portions of the 92-75 thrashing in front of a national TV audience and the ninth consecutive sellout crowd at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors (23-14) have officially hit their first major speed bump of the season, having lost four of their past five games. Now they face the possibility of playing without Curry for an extended period.

"I haven't been in this situation for a while, so I don't know if it will be a fast or slow process," said Curry, who will travel with the team to San Antonio and New Orleans, whether or not he plays Friday and Saturday.