The distance between them has grown over time.

Instead of living across a dormitory hallway from one another, Tony Parker and Boris Diaw are now divided by an entire driveway.

Since joining the Spurs in March, Diaw has bunked in Parker's guesthouse. Jeremy Lin crashing on his brother's futon it is not.

"I'm very comfortable," Diaw said with a grin.

The two Frenchmen share an address, a heritage and a history. And earlier this week, in the Spurs' 106-91 Game 1 first-round victory over Utah, they shared something they never believed possible.