Attack pressure where it is applied, or it will keep coming after you. 1 is one step ahead of defender 2 and goes when he is ready (there is no whistle or "go"), he must find the defender, cause contact, dig in, and make the layup. Hold the line to the basket, don't banana cut away from pressure.
The same principle applies if you are pressured trying to get open without the ball - close the distance between you and the ball, attack the pressure where it is applied.
Paul Hewitt - to cut off defenders in transition, make a cross-over dribble above the lane, take a left-hand lay-up.