Five episodes into The Association, and things are really heating up in Brooklyn as Spike Lee, Rosie Perez and Fabolous talk about the Nets and their long-awaited match-up against the Knicks. But that’s the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what else you can expect in tonight’s show, which premieres at 6:30 p.m. EST on NBA TV:

• The Nets in Sacramento, where MarShon Brooks is still dealing with rookie duties on the road.
• Brooks, Andray Blatche and Tyshawn Taylor talk about the growing identity of the Nets’ bench as they spend an off day in Los Angeles.
• The Nets try to put the hype of Mike D’Antoni’s first game aside as they face the Lakers.
• Upon returning home, anticipation builds toward their match-up with the Knicks, which was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy.
• Brooklynites Spike Lee, Rosie Perez and Albert King talk about choosing sides between the Nets and Knicks, now that there’s a team in Brooklyn.
• An all-access pass to the Playoff intensity at Barclays Center when the Nets and Knicks finally take the floor.