Not weird at all if one dug deep and saw that they have been outscored 117 to 61 in the first half of their games this season. One tends to play catch up a lot if you get behind so quickly.
Their average deficit at halftime is 6 points. And they have only had one lead at the half all year.
Fascinating, but beside the point. You said he out snapped Cook due to hurry up garbage time snaps, but most of his usage is in the 1st half. Not garbage time.