Derrick White luckily avoids SICKENING injury in NBA Finals as his face smacks into the court floor after tangle with Dereck Lively II

Celtics guard Derrick White worried for his teeth after a brutal collision with Dallas’ Dereck Lively II in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

In the second quarter of Monday night’s closeup game in Boston, White dove for a loose ball and nearly suffered a gruesome injury. As White went face-first to retrieve the rock, Lively planted his weight onto him after losing the race to the ball.

Lively’s forearm ended up on the back of White’s head, slamming his face onto the hardwood.

After the scare, White shook off the impact and made a three-pointer as the Celtics leads 67-46 at halftime.