Big wins on the road are vital for any team, particularly as they close in on a playoff run. The New York Liberty traveled to San Antonio in mid-August for a matchup against the Stars. Just as important to where they travel is the way they travel: full commercial flights, bus rides, hotels, late night eats and early shootarounds. This is their travelogue.
Photos by Annie Flanagan/The Players’ Tribune
Tina Charles reads on the plane traveling to San Antonio, Texas.
Tina Charles and Herb Williams review game footage on the plane.
Avery Warley-Talbert waits while the team sorts out its luggage at the airport in San Antonio, Texas.
Swin Cash and Carolyn Swords enter the hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Candice Wiggins and Tina Charles place orders at Wing Stop.
Candice Wiggins and Sugar Rodgers wait for their dinner at Wing Stop.
Brittany Boyd and Candice Wiggins watch game footage at the team dinner.
Brittany Boyd irons her outfit before the team dinner.
Kiah Stokes and Essence Carson are taped up by athletic trainer Laura Ramus before practice.
Sugar Rodgers works on her book.
Tina Charles and Swin Cash wait as athletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Essence Carson before practice.
Athletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Epiphanny Prince before practice.
A deflated recovery pump rests on the bed.
Essence Carson on a treatment table before practice.
Kiah Stokes uses the recovery pump while teammate Brittnay Boyd talks on Skype before the team dinner.
Essence Carson leaving for practice.
New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer reviews game footage with center Carolyn Swords in the hotel lobby.
Athletic trainer Laura Ramus tapes up Essence Carson's ankle while on the bus to practice.
Tina Charles, Swin Cash and Epiphanny Prince on the way back to the hotel.
The team watches game footage in the locker room before their game against the San Antonio Stars.
Candice Wiggins passes the ball during practice.
Swin Cash laughs while teammates attempt to make a half-court shot for $50.
Candice Wiggins prepares for the game against the San Antonio Stars.
Carolyn Swords on the bus to the stadium for their game against the San Antonio Stars.
Head coach Bill Laimbeer talks to the team during the game against the San Antonio Stars.
Avery Warley-Talbert fights for position after a free throw during the game against the San Antonio Stars.
Sugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd slap hands as they walk off the court.
Carolyn Swords leaves the stadium after winning the game against the San Antonio Stars.
Essence Carson walks the halls of the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.
Tanisha Wright on the bus after the win against San Antonio.
A player looks at game footage on the bus ride back to the hotel.
Brittany Boyd gets some rest in the airport as she waits to board the plane home.