1. Even though the Cavaliers won the NBA finals 2016, it was a glorious defeat for the Warriors as they put on their best fight.2. A sports team that loses a game to a cheating team might claim a moral victory in spite of the loss.
 glorious defeat moral victoryglorious defeat = 光榮的戰敗或輸了比賽moral victory = 雖然比賽輸了，但精神上卻是勝利的
Team A's defeat over Team B is considered the biggest undrdog victory in basketball history.