We are probably just talking in circles. I agree that he was too passive at times. I was mostly just arguing that I think there were other, more deserving, places to point the “back breaking” finger. Like our team’s awful shooting on mostly fine looks, the kind of looks you want to create against that zone; or Matthews for having 3 turnovers in like 4 possessions; or Poole and Duncan combining to be non-factors while in the designated shooter role.
But Z missed a bunch of open shots, missed FTs (which cancels out some of his good takes), and was too passive in the second half.