LeBron James: 'We lost to the better team'

A dejected LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks on from the bench as the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA title on June 15, 2014
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Miami Heat power forward LeBron James admits that his side lost to the better side in the NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs claimed their fifth NBA Championship.

Miami Heat power forward LeBron James has admitted that his side lost to the better team in the NBA Finals.

The San Antonio Spurs claimed their fifth NBA Championship as they defeated the Heat 104-87 in game five of the series to seal a 4-1 victory in the Finals.

James told ESPN: "We had a great first quarter, but from that point on they were the better team, and that's why they're the champions in 2014."

James scored a game-high 31 points in match five of the series at the AT&T Center.

Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after winning the NBA title on June 15, 2014
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