West was 2 of 4 from the field with four points and two rebounds. Indiana led 57-41.
Replays showed West's elbow appearing to hit the head of All-Star Blake Griffin after Griffin stole an inbound pass and missed a layup. West then bumped into DeAndre Jordan as the two were walking toward their own benches after the buzzer sounded.
The officials then huddled around the monitor at center court and made a decision that drew boos from the crowd.