“We’ll do our best with Kawhi,” Kerr said. “But we are well aware that no matter what we do, he’s probably going to have 30-plus points at the end of a game and make a huge impact.”MORE: Takeaways from Warriors’ Game 2 win over RaptorsThe Warriors attacked Leonard in Game 1, trapping him away from the basket, which eliminated him as a scoring threat but left shooters wide open to take uncontested 3-pointers or set off a chain reaction and forced the Warriors to rotate. The result? While Leonard was held to a pedestrian (for him) 23 points, other players were able to make some noise.In Game 1, Pascal Siakam scored a career playoff-high 32 points, shooting 14-of-17 from the field, with 10 points in transition on uncontested layups. Marc Gasol and Fred VanVleet finished with 20 points and 15 points, respectively. Danny Green chipped in 11 points, shaking out of a recent shooting slump with a few key 3-pointers.”We’ve got good players,” VanVleet said after Game 1. “A lot of playmakers and a lot of talent. We’ve got to step up and make plays. They’re going to send a lot of help and doubles to not make life easy for [Leonard]. They put their best defenders on him and try to make it as tough as possible for him. So the rest of us have got to step up, make shots, make extra plays, keep the ball flowing and moving.”For the first half of Game 2 on Sunday night, it appeared as though the Raptors might leave Toronto with a 2-0 series lead by following the Game 1 playbook. Leonard led the way with a team-high 16 points through two quarters, and eight different Raptors had scored. After the first 24 minutes, the Raptors held a five-point advantage over the Warriors.It was then that the Warriors woke from their slumber, quickly changing the momentum of the game — and perhaps the series.Golden State took advantage of a lack of intensity on the part of the Raptors, rattling off an 18-0 run to begin the third quarter. With several Raptors in foul trouble to start the second half, they gave up penetration that led to uncontested finishes at the basket. They were also sloppy on offense, with multiple turnovers and missed shots.Toronto coach Nick Nurse told media after the game that he was going to have to take a look at the third-quarter breakdown before Game 3.”Yeah, I’m certainly going to have to take a look at it, and I’ve always said even this series and the last series that offense is really important, taking care of the ball and scoring it because if you don’t, they’re coming at you really fast the other way,” Nurse said. “And again, we have to got to be able to get our defense set up, and it’s a lot harder when you’re not taking care of it scoring.”The @warriors go on top with a 18-0 burst to open the 2nd half!#StrengthInNumbers 78#WeTheNorth 67🇺🇸: ABC 🇨🇦: TSN pic.twitter.com/2Ja1RN2RvY— NBA (@NBA) June 3, 2019MORE: DeMarcus Cousins was waiting for this Finals momentGasol, who was held to 2-of-7 shooting from the field after a 20-point performance in Game 1, said the difference at the start of the third quarter was the Raptors’ inability to use their physicality.”We missed some good shots, and defensively they kind of got away from our body,” Gasol said. “We couldn’t use the physicality. They moved the ball really well and were running freely. Once they run freely, everything opens up for them.”The Raptors managed to play in the half court more in the fourth quarter, using an unorthodox box-and-one defense to slow down the Warriors, but the deficit was too great. Toronto outscored Golden State in three of the four quarters but could not overcome the 18 unanswered points to start the second half. The Warriors had not yet gone on one of their patented runs and, when they finally managed to do so, it proved to be the difference-maker in the game.”Yeah, I mean, it was the big point in the game,” Kerr said. “We weren’t exactly making stops, but we cut the lead to five [at the end of the first half] and could kind of breathe at halftime. I think our guys felt renewed life at that point and came out and just had a great run to take control of the game, and we were able to finish it out from there.”So much was made of the Raptors’ transition defense in Game 1, which stagnated the Warriors. Leonard, who had a game-high 34 points and 14 rebounds, spoke about the breakdown in transition that led to the Warriors’ third-quarter run.”I feel like in that third quarter, we didn’t score the ball in like the first five minutes, four-and-a-half minutes, obviously led to them getting out in transition early and a lot of layups and open looks, and that was pretty much the game right there,” Leonard said. “You can’t do that with a championship team on the other side.” TORONTO — The NBA is a game of adjustments, and at no time is that more on display than during the playoffs.It came as no surprise that the Warriors had so carefully planned their attack around stifling Kawhi Leonard, whom Stephen Curry referred to as the “nucleus” of the Raptors. Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked during his media availability ahead of Game 1 what would constitute a good defensive performance against Leonard. The Raptors almost certainly have to take at least one of two at Oracle Arena if they are to keep their hopes of being crowned the 2019 NBA champions alive. They will need to tighten up their offensive possessions and consistently recover defensively in transition while also limiting the personal fouls that likely diminished their ability to play with intensity in the third quarter.We have also not seen the best of Kawhi yet in this series. Putting him in better positions to score will be key to the Raptors’ success the rest of the way.It is a game of adjustments.