The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a slow start with the 2017-18 season. Nobody expected the defending Eastern Conference champions to have a 4-6 record after the first 10 games of the season, but that's exactly the case. It is more than apparent that the Cavaliers are having a tough time defending the three-point shot, rebounding the ball, and executing the game plan on offense.

On Sunday afternoon, the Cavs hosted the Atlanta Hawks, hoping to finally turn things around and win their second straight game after defeating the Wizards on Friday. The Hawks entered Sunday's matchup as the worst team in the Eastern Conference with a 1-8 record, and they were also playing without some of their key players.

It was the perfect opportunity for the Cavaliers to finally start winning games they are supposed to win, but the Hawks had other plans.

Another tough loss for the Cavaliers

Cleveland's only lead of the game was early in the first quarter as they were in front 5-2. After that, it was all Hawks. Atlanta led from the opening tip and survived Cavs' big run in the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers had one last chance to win the game but Channing Frye missed a three-pointer to give Cleveland the win. The final score was 117-115 for the Hawks. It was another tough loss for Tyronn Lue's squad as they now stand at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 4-6 record. LeBron James was once again the lone bright spot for Cleveland, but he couldn't do it by himself.

James finished the game with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, and also added five rebounds and 13 assists. After the game was over, James was in his locker room talking to the media members and he seemed to be very frustrated by his team's effort.

LeBron questions his team's effort and energy

It was another weak performance by the Cavaliers and LeBron James was fully aware of it.

After the game was over, he wasn't happy at all, especially in his postgame interview in the locker room. LeBron is known to be a very vocal person, and he didn't shy away from making some strong comments on Sunday either. James was asked about the slow start the Cavs had against the Hawks, and this was his response: "No energy.

No energy, the effort was pretty bad." He then continued: "This is something that has been going on for a while and we just got to try and figure it out."

LeBron also went on to say that he doesn't want to single anybody out, but that he also expects everybody to step their game up and perform at the highest level. James is surely doing his part so far in the season, as he's averaging 28.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game throughout the first 10 games.