Drummond was briefly removed from the action early in the third quarter due to his part in a turnover and the 20-year-old was frustrated with the decision from his coach, MLive.com reports.
"It was about his play, just about his play," Cheeks told reporters after the 116-106 loss. "He went right back in.
"It's a learning experience to do what we're trying to do out of a timeout and I don't think he did it right. We took him out, we put him right back in."
Drummond has averaged 12.6 points per game this season.