After missing the past two games due to an ankle injury, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is now set to return to action against the Charlotte Hornets.

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Lowry picked up the injury versus the New York Knicks earlier in the week. He played in roughly 27 minutes but had to leave the match due to right ankle soreness. He didn't return and finished with 15 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

The All-Star point guard eventually had to sit out Toronto's back-to-back match-up against Western Conference powerhouse, Oklahoma City Thunder. The Raptors went 1-1 in the two OKC games that Lowry didn't play in.

Kyle Lowry's return is a timely boost for the Raptors who are still chasing for the top seed and a favorable home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference. While they have already clinched a playoff spot, aiming for the no.1 spot in the East is something they will prioritize given that they are one of the best home teams in the NBA.

Toronto is at 51-22 on the season, only three games behind the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks.

Lowry is averaging 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists this season. He is also shooting 41.7 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from deep and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line.