Any hints of a possible hangover or concerns about an emotional lull became nothing more than a speed bump for Duke. The 11th-ranked Blue Devils eventually found plenty of energy in dispatching Wake Forest 83-63 in Atlantic Coast Conference basketball Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Jabari Parker supplied 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field and grabbed eight rebounds and Rasheed Sulaimon, again running things at point guard, scored 19 points and dished out five assists for Duke (18-5 overall, 7-3 ACC). Andre Dawkins added four 3-pointers and 17 points off the bench as the Blue Devils, arriving off their epic overtime loss at Syracuse from three nights earlier, eventually built a second-half lead as large as 24 points.

It took a while – perhaps understandably so, given the magnitude of Saturday and what was expended – for Duke to find its stride here. Wake Forest (14-9, 4-6) scored the game’s opening five points and led 21-16 at the 13-minute mark of the first half on Miles Overton’s second 3. Sulaimon said that during at timeout at the 11:58 mark, coach Mike Krzyzewski jumped on the Blue Devils for idling intensity.

“We can use all the excuses in the world,” Sulaimon said. “But the point of the matter is we didn’t come out with the sense of urgency that we should’ve. Once Coach got on us, we finally picked it up. Moving forward here, we can’t wait until the under-12 timeout. We have to do it from the beginning of the game.”

Sulaimon and Dawkins combined to deliver 22 of Duke’s first 24 points.

“That surprises the heck out of me,” Dawkins said, when told of that statistic. “It started mostly with (Sulaimon).”

The Blue Devils’ 15th straight victory against Wake Forest in this building, a winning streak that began in 1998, wound down with Duke’s student fans stomping and chanting “our house.”

Duke led 46-33 at halftime after cranking up a surge during the last six minutes of the first half that coincided with a Demon Deacons’ field-goal drought of 7½ minutes. Wake Forest led 28-26 – and was performing confidently and assertively minutes leading scorer Codi Miller-McIntyre (ankle injury) – before Parker’s post-up and turnaround over Tyler Cavanaugh ignited a 12-0 run.

Rodney Hood then pumped in eight straight points, curling out to the perimeter for a jumper that he followed with back-to-back 3s.