Travelogue: San Antonio

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.

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Tina Charles reads on the plane traveling to San Antonio, Texas.

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Tina Charles and Herb Williams review game footage on the plane.

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Avery Warley-Talbert waits while the team sorts out its luggage at the airport in San Antonio, Texas.

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Swin Cash and Carolyn Swords enter the hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

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Candice Wiggins and Tina Charles place orders at Wing Stop.

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Candice Wiggins and Sugar Rodgers wait for their dinner at Wing Stop.

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Brittany Boyd and Candice Wiggins watch game footage at the team dinner.

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Brittany Boyd irons her outfit before the team dinner.

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Kiah Stokes and Essence Carson are taped up by athletic trainer Laura Ramus before practice.

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Sugar Rodgers works on her book.

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Tina Charles and Swin Cash wait as athletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Essence Carson before practice.

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Athletic trainer Laura Ramus works with Epiphanny Prince before practice.

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A deflated recovery pump rests on the bed.

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Essence Carson on a treatment table before practice.

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Kiah Stokes uses the recovery pump while teammate Brittnay Boyd talks on Skype before the team dinner.

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Essence Carson leaving for practice.

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New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer reviews game footage with center Carolyn Swords in the hotel lobby.

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Athletic trainer Laura Ramus tapes up Essence Carson's ankle while on the bus to practice.

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Tina Charles, Swin Cash and Epiphanny Prince on the way back to the hotel.

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The team watches game footage in the locker room before their game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Candice Wiggins passes the ball during practice.

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Swin Cash laughs while teammates attempt to make a half-court shot for $50.

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Candice Wiggins prepares for the game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Carolyn Swords on the bus to the stadium for their game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Head coach Bill Laimbeer talks to the team during the game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Avery Warley-Talbert fights for position after a free throw during the game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Sugar Rodgers and Brittany Boyd slap hands as they walk off the court.

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Carolyn Swords leaves the stadium after winning the game against the San Antonio Stars.

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Essence Carson walks the halls of the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.

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Tanisha Wright on the bus after the win against San Antonio.

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A player looks at game footage on the bus ride back to the hotel.

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Brittany Boyd gets some rest in the airport as she waits to board the plane home.

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