Thunder coach Scott Brooks doesn’t plan to rest any of his players for tonight’s regular-season finale against Memphis inside the Ford Center, although he’ll ask for volunteers. Don’t expect anyone to raise his hand. However, it would be perfectly understandable if center Nenad Krstic opted for one last chance to rest his bruised right knee. Krstic is the only Thunder starter to miss any games this season (five so far). Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Jeff Green and Thabo Sefolosha are 81-for-81 in starts this season. Four starters batting 1.000 is rarified air in the NBA, which is why it’s a good bet no one in this foursome will show up wearing street clothes tonight. Doesn’t matter if they’re playing 5-on-5 or H-O-R-S-E, these Thunder players are a competitive bunch. No one is about to sit down when it’s time to stand up and be counted. No matter what the outcome tonight, the Thunder will play the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs, but beating Memphis definitely matters. Tonight’s game is not meaningless. Lose tonight and the Thunder will have lost three straight and five of its last six. What a buzz-kill. That’s no way to build momentum into the postseason considering all the hard work to get to this point. The Thunder needs to win more than it needs to rest. Besides, there’s time to relax. There was no Thunder practice Tuesday, and Game 1 against the Lakers almost certainly won’t start until Sunday. That’s two games in six days. Four of the Thunder’s top seven players are young enough to be in college — Durant (21 years old), Westbrook (21), James Harden (20) and Serge Ibaka (20). The Thunder has the quickest recovery rate in the league. At this time of year, nothing’s better than fresh legs. Hopefully, Brooks will be able to use his starters in moderation, somewhere in the 30-minute range, but the Thunder has some issues to work out before facing the Lakers. In the final seconds at Golden State on Sunday, Eric Maynor and Green played hot potato rather than taking a wide-open potential game-tying 3-pointer. In the last two games, Westbrook is 11-for-31 from the field with 11 turnovers. He needs to rediscover his efficiency. The entire lineup does. Plus, Durant has a scoring title to win. Durant pretty much has the title sewn up. Cleveland’s LeBron James likely will play only about 20 minutes tonight at Atlanta, and figures to force-feed Shaquille O’Neal in his return. But if Bron-Bron goes off for 30 or so before intermission, that game plan could change. The Cavaliers and Thunder both tip off at the same time, so there’ll be some serious boxscore watching tonight. The No. 1 reason the Thunder must win tonight affectionately is known around these parts as half-a-hundred. First time I ever heard half-a-hundred it came from the mouth of former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer, who all but promised his Sooners would score 50-plus points against inferior opponents, preferably before halftime. Beat the Grizzlies, and the Thunder reaches 50 wins. "I’ve played on a couple of teams where it took a couple of years to get 50,” Brooks deadpanned. "It’s a number that kind of solidifies that you’re a good team. The elite teams get 60. The good teams get 50. The solid teams get in the 40s. The teams that are hoping to become good get in the 30s.” Using Brooks’ barometer, a win tonight is the difference between the Thunder being "good” or being "solid.” It’s good to be good. Aesthetically, there’s a huge difference when you see 50-32 and 49-33 listed side-by-side. See how much prettier 50-32 looks? When you’re going after half-a-hundred, it’s no time to be at half-strength. So don’t expect anyone volunteering to sit out for the Thunder. John Rohde: 475-3099. John Rohde can be heard Monday-Friday from 6-7 p.m. on The Sports Animal Network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.