CLEVELAND — Derrick Rose hit a 15-footer with 27 seconds left and the Detroit Pistons rallied for a 115-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rose, who scored 24 points, hit a runner in the lane to give Detroit a 114-113 lead and cap a comeback that began with the Pistons trailing 110-91 early in the fourth quarter.
Collin Sexton's late shot didn't hit the rim and Cleveland was called for a shot clock violation. The Cavaliers have lost five straight.
Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 30 points. Love was 12-15 from the field, including 4-6 from 3-point range. He also pulled down nine rebounds and added four assists.
Earlier on Tuesday, Love apologized for what he called his 'childish' behavior, visibly showing his frustration during a loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday.
"I was frustrated and let my emotions get the best of me," Love told reporters at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Tuesday. "In Toronto, we were down 15-17 points heading into the half and that carried over into the second half where I wasn't acting like a 31-year-old, I was acting like a 13-year-old. I ended up hitting the seat and screaming into a towel. I said to Coach [John Beilein], 'Hey, just take me out so I can collect myself.'"
According to The Athletic, Love's outburst led to a $1,000 fine from the Cavs and an emotional confrontation with general manager Koby Altman. But while the 5-time All-Star downplayed any rift between himself and Altman, he couldn't deny the frustration he showed on the court against Oklahoma City, in which he was caught aggressively calling for the ball before whipping a hard pass to forward Cedi Osman.