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Kelly put up 20 points against the Demon Deacons for the third straight time, and Seth Curry finished with 15 points for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-2 ACC).
Duke led by 23 points with 9 1/2 minutes left before Wake Forest made things tense late.
"Our defensive intensity was lacking there for a little stretch. That's something we can't have happen," forward Ryan Kelly said. "But to pull out a victory against a team that had been playing well at home, and be 8-0 (in league road games), is a huge accomplishment."
Nikita Mescheriakov and Chennault both had 18 points for the Demon Deacons (13-16, 4-11), who have lost two of three and eight of 10 with the only wins in that stretch coming against the only two teams -- Boston College and Georgia Tech -- they are ahead of in the league standings.