Rasual Butler scored 23 and Devin Brown 14 for New Orleans, which won its second straight while handing Minnesota its third-straight loss.
West was ejected late in the second for a flagrant on Mike Miller.
THUNDER 116, KINGS 113
At Oklahoma, Kevin Durant scored 39 points as Oklahoma City held off Sacramento after blowing a 19-point second-quarter lead.
Jeff Green and Nick Collison each scored 15 points and Nenad Krstic had 14 for Oklahoma City, which pulled out the win despite missing four of five free throws in the finals seconds. The Thunder have a two-game winning streak for just the third time this season.
Beno Udrich scored 29 points, and John Salmons and Kevin Martin each had 23 for the Kings.
In other games it was:
• Suns 107, Pistons 97
• Warriors 116, Jazz 96